€3M AI project to develop new food products faster

Creme Global has joined with Dawn Farm Foods and University College Dublin’s digital development hub, CeADAR, on a €3M Industrial Research Project to change the landscape of food innovation forever. As part of this, they have secured co-funding from the highly prestigious Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund by the Irish Government.

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Using AI for a Safer Factory

Food safety and consumer health are of utmost importance for the food industry. But even with so many controls in place, foodborne illness can still occur. New approaches are required to enable companies to take a more preventative approach to food safety. So why are companies turning to AI to solve this challenge?

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AI – The Time is Now

The benefit and power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been discussed for years. However, recent challenges in the food industry have accelerated it’s implementation. AI is now part of the food industry revolution, and it’s here to stay.

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AI and Food – What can it do for you?

Creme Global Head of Data Modelling and Statistics, John O’Brien, offered his insights for the discussion paper ‘AI & Predictive Analytics for Food Risk Prevention’, published as part of the EU-funded digital transformation initiative called Big Data Grapes.

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Healthy ♥ Chocolate

Before your inbox gets filled with heart emojis and other love related imagery ahead of Valentine’s Day, now is the perfect time to consider what you’re doing to keep your real heart healthy.

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Latest NHANES data and the right tools to understand it

Properly harnessing available data requires innovative and validated solutions that circumvent hype and buzzwords and instead focus on using advanced data access, analytics and predictive modelling harmoniously. Such solutions can then be used to underpin important safety and risk assessment decisions made by the industry and governments.

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Food safety for infants – Getting it right

SAFFI (SAfe Food For Infants in the EU and China) targets food for EU’s 15 million and China’s 45 million children under the age of three. Project aims at developing an integrated approach to enhance the identification, assessment, detection and mitigation of safety risks raised by microbial and chemical hazards all along EU and China infant food chains.

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COVID-19 and Food Safety

One of the less obvious effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been its impact on the traditional food supply chain. From initial lockdowns that brought about shortages to later normalisation of the pandemic measures that drove a significant shift from in-person shopping to digital, online channels.

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Modelling your financial product risk of contaminated products

In highly competitive industries, improved understanding of the financial exposure risk profile from being associated with contaminated products in the market is increasingly important. By using data organised in structured data sets and through the application of science-based mathematical models, Creme Global quantifies detailed risk profiles that can simplify risk management decisions and mitigate financial risk.

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Introducing Data Foundry

At Creme Global we believe in the collection, integration and secure sharing of data to produce insights and clarity and to create value. For over 15 years, we have worked with leading organisations around the world on secure, collaborative, data and scientific modelling solutions.

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World Food Safety Day 2019

The first-ever World Food Safety Day, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2018, is celebrated TODAY! Our Head of Food Safety & Nutrition Sandrine Pigat as well as Food Scientist Foteini Bompola took some time out to answer a few pressing questions on food safety in 2019.

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The benefits and hazards of using insects for food and feed

Insects are a source of energy, protein, fat, minerals and vitamins. Mean estimates show energy levels to be around 400–500 kcal per 100 g of dry matter, making them comparable with other protein sources. However, there are some potential biological, chemical and environmental hazards associated with the use of farmed insects as food and feed.

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Petrarch and the mathematics of love

Love is the theme of the great majority of songs, poems, books, films, theatre show and any sort of artistic expression. Probably it is not too far-fetched to say that everyone wants to love and be loved; all of us dream of finding the “twin-soul” with whom share the rest of the life and being surrounded by many friends. “All you need is love”, according to The Beatles.

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The Star Trek future of nutrition

New technologies for gathering, analysing and steering consumer well-being, from fitness trackers to nutrition, health and microbiome apps, to name a few, are trending. As a result the volume of data generated in this area has been growing rapidly.

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The Clean Label Trend

Clean label is not a trend anymore, it is considered to be standard for many consumers and food manufacturers. Consequently, the food industry keeps moving toward such products, in order to meet consumers’ demands.

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Caffeine: Getting The Right Buzz

Caffeine can be a controversial topic – many espouse its benefits while others remain wary of the negative associations. Caffeine, even in low doses, may increase alertness and improve performance efficiency tasks.

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Monte Carlo or Bust?

This technique of running many simulations is known as the Monte Carlo method, a category of modelling techniques that has and is gaining currency in many different areas, particularly with increases in computational capability.

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A Harvest of Irish Food

The event was organised by Teagasc, in partnership with University College Dublin, Bord Bia and Dublin Institute of Technology, showcasing the unique combination of Irish food culture and tradition with the best of Irish food science and technology.

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Irish Teenagers and Healthy Eating Guidelines

The objective of the study was to analyse the intake of food and nutrients in Irish teenagers using the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance (IUNA) National Teens’ Food Survey 2006 and compare it against the Food Safety Authority of Ireland FSAI Healthy Eating Guidelines that were released in 2011.

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Probiotics

Probiotics are live bacteria introduced into the gut that help the digestive system function properly. The most well known are lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, usually added to dairy products, in particular yogurts.

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